Controversy exists in management of cardiac trauma as to whether or not injuries of the cardiac valves or septum should be repaired at initial operation. A patient is presented who required immediate mitral valve replacement for acute disruption of the mitral valve apparatus following a transventricular gunshot injury. The need to consider early repair or replacement of injured cardiac valves when they appear to have hemodynamic significance is emphasized.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||3|
|Journal||Journal of Trauma|
|State||Published - 1987|
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